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RATINGS: 1625   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 93   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Squeeze those hops for all they’re worth and prepare to pucker up: Tröegs’ newest single batch brew, Nugget Nectar Ale, will take hopheads to nirvana with a heady collection of Nugget, Warrior and Tomahawk hops. Starting with the same base ingredients of our flagship HopBack Amber Ale, Nugget Nectar intensifies the malt and hop flavors to create an explosive hop experience.

While the brewery considers this an "Imperial Amber Ale" RateBeer considers it an IPA due to the hopping rate. There is no need to send any other corrections on the style.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tcruicks (282) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - APR 2, 2006
Whoa this is hoppy, and heavy malt too. Nice looking beer, clear copper/orange color with a big white head. Smells citrusy- dont get the huge hops in the aroma. Creamy palate, and the flavours (and the bitterness) linger very nicely.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rballs01 (282) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2007 Delicious! What a great style. "Imperial Amber". Bright orange color, Thick pour, gives off a sweet hop aroma. The first sip is sticky and coats your mouth. Mellow yet robust. On my top 5 "BIG LIST". To bad they didn’t make enough.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
arn8897 (282) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Pours a medium amber color with a white head. Aromas of hops, citrus, melon, and caramel. Taste of more of the same. Nice lacing in the glass. Nice and not to overpowering either. Very light on the palate.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
devilben02 (281) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2010
Pours a glorious clear orange-amber color with a creamy head. The aroma is fresh and IPA-like with notes of orange and pine. The hops are likewise dominant in the flavor, but there is also an underlying caramel malt sweetness for more balance than a straight-up hop bomb. It doesn’t come all the way to balance that I would hope for from an "imperial amber", though, with a lingering bitterness and a bit of a grainy finish that is somewhat off-putting.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ATLBeerDog (280) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2008
Pours a yellow, orange-red into a pint glass with ¼ inch white head. Fairly clear with only a tint of cloudiness. Smell of crisp hops accentuated with citrus. First sip is a bite of hoppy bitterness that does not fade. Nicely carbonated. A fine, fine Hoppy Ale. Bring on the Thai food!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocHop (278) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2009
Pours a crystal clear, honey amber with a small light tan head. Wonderful, mouth watering honey, and pine hop aroma. Perfect balance is the first thing I notice. Excellent sweet malt character up front with a light, maple honey flavor and a perfectly smooth hop profile. Leaves just a slightly bitter but still sweet lingering aftertaste. The body is light and silky. This stuff just slides down like candy.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tompete (275) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2008
Major cat box in the nose too harsh. Harsh bitterness and bad hop balance. Decently malty but not married well with the hops. Meh.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BazookaJoe (274) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 16, 2011
When you open this beer the first thing you notice is the amazing nose on it. The only problem with this beer is that it’s only available once a year!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HoppyScallywag (273) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2016
Very good, slightly sweet red ale. It starts out with a sweet, mouth filling hop tastes. The bitterness builds on the palate and a nice soft burn is left on the gums. I like that the hoppiness is mellow and fades at just the right speed ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
migwell (272) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 4, 2016
Can, into a Belgian ale glass. An impressive effort by Tro(funny stuff)egs. I’m sure they’re aware that our keyboards don’t support the umlaut. I guess it gives them some teutonic cred? Anyway, a fine brew. Pours amber, with a decent head. Fruity and hoppy aroma is followed by a similar taste, with a mildly bitter finish. A superbly crafted beer with a remarkable balance. Well, this goes on my list of go to brews, except that as a seasonal it commands a higher price (at least locally) than my other tried and true regular IPA’s. Good effort from the umlaut brewery.


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